Startup Disk Creator cannot fetch iso files from a directory with non-standard characters

Bug #1527900 reported by sudodus on 2015-12-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
usb-creator (Ubuntu)
Marc Deslauriers

Bug Description

Using Swedish, the 'Downloads' folder is named 'Hämtningar', and the SDC cannot fetch files from that folder, probably because of the non-standard character ä (a-umlaut). I suppose there are similar problems with other non-standard characters, that might appear when other languages are used.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.3.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-2.11-generic 4.3.0
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-2-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Sat Dec 19 17:07:27 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-12-17 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha i386 (20151216)
SourcePackage: usb-creator
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mörgæs (moergaes) on 2015-12-20
summary: - SDC cannot fetch iso files from a directory with non-standard characters
+ Startup Disk Creator cannot fetch iso files from a directory with non-
+ standard characters
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur)
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package usb-creator - 0.3.2

usb-creator (0.3.2) xenial; urgency=medium

  * bin/usb-creator-helper: properly handle utf-8 characters
    (LP: #1527900)

 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:35:42 -0500

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

Great news :-)

I'm waiting for version 0.3.2 to appear in the xenial daily iso file. It will be nice to have a version without any bug :-)

I think this version of the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator will work very well. So far there is no other known bug, and if we find one, I think we will also be possible to squash it before 16.04 LTS will be released.

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

Thanks Marc,

The version 0.3.2 has reached the daily iso file and it works :-)

I tested with an iso file in the directory 'Hämt Ningar' which tests both the non-standard character ä and a space in the name.

Mörgæs (moergaes) on 2016-01-26
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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